Notes from the Responsible Innovation Conference

The Responsible Innovation conference, held in Den Haag April 18-19, 2011, was a milestone in discussions of responsible innovation. It brought together — and to some extent created — a growing community of innovators and policymakers sharing a set of concerns across a wide variety of disciplines. The conference was actually the outcome of several ... Notes from the Responsible Innovation Conference

The ‘moral imperative’ of biotech food

Among the many U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks is one that details U.S. pressure on the Vatican to change its stance on agricultural biotechnology. U.S. officials stated “We will continue to press the “moral imperative” of biotech, publicizing and sharing data that show the economic benefit of these technologies to farmers, and explaining the ... The ‘moral imperative’ of biotech food

Sustainable Innovation at the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Last week the American Anthropological Association (AAA) hosted a discussion about sustainable innovation. Grounded in observations of social practice in particular localities, two points were particularly striking. One was the close relationship between responsibility and sustainability; to be responsible, innovation must be sustainable. The other was the relationship between social life, governance, and technical innovation. ... Sustainable Innovation at the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Memory and Responsibility

Last month, with the support of the Bassetti Foundation, more than 60 people met at the Internet Archive in San Francisco to discuss the future of personal digital archives and the implications of innovations and new technologies related to personal and collective memory. Enhancing responsibility in innovation by applying new technologies of memory and personal ... Memory and Responsibility

Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

Index of this page: – The booklet in Issuu – Introduction – Table Of Contents – Clip video – Cover See also a short review by Jonathan Hankins in Focus section.   The Fondazione Giannino Bassetti’s new publication, Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility highlights approaches to responsibility in innovation taken by leading practitioners in ... Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

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New Publication from FGB: Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

The Fondazione Giannino Bassetti’s new publication, Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility highlights approaches to responsibility in innovation taken by leading practitioners in disruptive fields. Our intent is to highlight approaches that can be replicated, and to develop language that can allow practitioners in different fields to communicate more effectively about responsible innovation. By focusing ... New Publication from FGB: Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

Notes from EPIC 2009: Innovation as a commodity

In September I went to Chicago for the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC 2009). EPIC draws from a mix of different communities, including design, computing, social science, and anthropology as conducted in academic and corporate research settings. The conference had several excellent presentations — Gillian Tett’s description of her professional odyssey from anthropologist in ... Notes from EPIC 2009: Innovation as a commodity

Towards Transparency — or Lysenkoism?

Transparency and discussions of values would seem to be a cornerstone of responsibility in innovation. But to be effective, questions and processes of disclosure intended to foster transparency need to focus on those areas where conflicts of interest are meaningful. Today, this primarily means financial disclosure, and for those offering or implementing policy recommendations, perhaps ... Towards Transparency — or Lysenkoism?

Ethics and Innovation – slide

A seguito della partecipazione della FGB al tredicesimo International Intensive Course in Bioethics intitolato Humanizing Tomorrow’s Biomedicine, dal 13 al 24 luglio 2009 a Udine, rendiamo disponibili le slide delle presentazioni su Ethics and Innovation, di Piero Bassetti, Jeff Ubois e Cristina Grasseni. Piero Bassetti Ethics and Innovation —— Jeff Ubois Bioethics and the Media ... Ethics and Innovation – slide

Cristina Grasseni
Piero Bassetti
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Media, Innovation, and Bioethics

Media play a major role in the healthcare system, affecting medical research, public policy, clinical practice, and self care. Many of the goals of bioethical practice, including patient wellness, patient autonomy, and social justice, and the trend in medicine towards preserving rather than restoring health, can all be served by improving the quality of media ... Media, Innovation, and Bioethics

A look at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Forum

For anybody interested in taking an overview of current debate on bioethics, the Hastings Center bioethics forum would be a good starting point. I say this not only because the forum hosts the Centre’s own bioethics blog, well informed and non partizan as ever, but also because it provides links to many other blogs addressing ... A look at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Forum

A look at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

For anybody interested in taking an overview of current debate on bioethics, the Hastings Center bioethics forum would be a good starting point. I say this not only because the forum hosts the Centre’s own bioethics blog, well informed and non partizan as ever, but also because it provides links to many other blogs addressing ... A look at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

Jonathan Hankins